Gnessin State Musical College

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Gnessin State Musical College
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The main building

The Gnessin State Musical College (Russian: Государственный музыкальный колледж имени Гнесиных) and Gnesins Russian Academy of Music (Russian: Российская академия музыки имени Гнесиных) is a prominent music school in Moscow, Russia.[1]

History[edit]

Gnessin sisters (Ольга, Елена, Евгения, Мария, Елизавета.)

Originally known as the Gnessin Institute, it was established on February 15, 1895 by three sisters: Evgenia Fabianovna, Elena Fabianovna, and Maria Fabianovna Gnessin.[2] Each of the Gnessin sisters had studied piano and graduated with distinction from the Moscow Conservatory.[3] Construction of the modern building began in 1937, interrupted during the war and resumed in 1943. The main part of the academy was built in 1946.

The college quickly became, and remains, an elite music school, considered second only to the Moscow Conservatory.[3]

Founders[edit]

The Gnessin sisters were born in Rostov-on-Don, the children of Rostov Rabbi Fabian Osipovich Gnessin.[4] The entire family appears to have possessed musical talent.[1] Their brother, Mikhail Fabianovich Gnessin, was a celebrated composer and teacher who later served (1945–1957) as head of Gnessin State Musical College.[1]

Alumni[edit]

Russian unless otherwise stated

Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moisenko, Rena. (1949) Realist Music: 25 Soviet Composers, London: Meridian Book, Ltd.
  2. ^ Phillips, Anthony & Prokofiev, Sergey. (2006). "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries, 1907–1914: Prodigious Youth", p. 498 Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  3. ^ a b Phillips, Anthony & Prokofiev, Sergey. (2006). "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries, 1907–1914: Prodigious Youth", p. 498 Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  4. ^ Hundert, Gershon David. (2008) The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe: Volume 2, p. 1595 New Haven: Yale University Press
  5. ^ "Rim Banna". World Music Central. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.namibian.com.na/archive_pdf_19851990/1986_TheNamibian/6%20June%201986.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/jspui/bitstream/10539/13021/1/Pg%201-120.pdf[bare URL PDF]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°45′19″N 37°35′32″E / 55.7553°N 37.5921°E / 55.7553; 37.5921